Midnighters rejoice! NBC has finally renewed Midnight, Texas for a second season, but there will be some changes.
NBC announced today that its supernatural drama Midnight, Texas was renewed for Season 2. The show made its debut last summer, and has been off the air since mid-September with no word on whether or not the series, which is based on the books by Charlaine Harris, would come back for another run. Monica Owusu-Breen, who wrote the pilot and was showrunner for Midnight, Texas' first season, has left the series to focus on other projects. In her place, Season 1 consulting producers Nicole Snyder and Eric Charmelo will act as showrunners, as well as executive produce along with David Janollari.
Another change is taking place with the main cast of Midnight, Texas. Former series regulars Sarah Ramos and Yul Vazquez will not be back on a full time basis, but the hope is that they can reprise their characters in a guest starring capacity. It's possible that, since so much time passed between when the first season was filmed and Season 2 getting greenlit, Ramos and Vazquez were simply no longer under contract and have already moved on to other projects that take up the majority of their time.
Of course, if Ramos and Vazquez can't come back to their roles on the show, there will certainly be other supernatural oddballs who could help round out the storytelling on Midnight, Texas. The show focuses on a small town of mysterious inhabitants that just happens to reside on a veil between our world and a variety of other dimensions that are home to a shocking array of nasty supernatural beings. The town is packed with its own otherworldly creatures and those with supernatural gifts, such as a witch, angel, vampire and psychic who can talk to the dead. And, the Midnighters (as they call themselves) are often tasked with standing together to stop the threats that come through the veil between worlds before any of them can destroy our reality.
Right now, we don't know when Season 2 will hit the network or how many episodes there will be, but Season 1 debuted in late July 2017 and featured 10 episodes, so it's likely that the new season will stick close to that precedent. This is especially true considering that Season 1 was the number one drama on broadcast networks in the coveted 18-49 age demographic, and ran undefeated in its Monday timeslot against the regular network competition in the same demographic.